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Calgary Flames at Minnesota Wild [Game 42]

The Flames square off against a Wild team that's close to them in standings only

Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports
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7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
960 AM CFAC SN Xcel Energy Center FSM 100.3 FM KFAN
League Value Metric Value League
16th 56.1% Points Percentage 56.0% 19th
23rd 14.08% Net Power Play Percentage 15.63% 19th
24th 81.06% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 85.89% 7th
24th 95.15% Combined Special Teams Percentage 101.51% 13th
19th 2.80 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.93 15th
16th 2.90 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.93 18th
11th .24 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.83 30th
6th 52.46% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 46.68% 28th
6th 52.82% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 49.91% 16th
20th 99.78% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.19% 18th
26th 6.94% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.74% 16th
9th 92.84% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.44% 16th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Calgary Flames are stateside as they take on the Minnesota Wild. There's no nice way to put it - the Wild are a bad hockey team that relies on their special teams as their even strength performance has been pretty lacklustre so far this season. If the Flames play their game, they'll be victorious.

Mike Smith will get the start tonight. Going up against him will be Alex Stalock. Smith is the better goalie and the Flames are the better team. Barring a crazy performance from Stalock or a complete let down by special teams, they should win.

The Flames should win the possession battle in this one even if they somehow manage to falter. It's hard to get too angry at a team for a loss if they outplay their opponents. Look for them to take it to Minnesota tonight.